Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Life is like a box of chocolates...

You never know what you are going to get!

Life has taken an unexpected spin!

My last post I said we were taking a break from inseminations until further notice due to some financial strain that my IPs were suddenly put under from their tenants skipping town on them.

Well this past Saturday on April 14th, I found out!


My family is going to be welcoming a 3rd child sometime around Christmas 2012! What a shock!

I'm ashamed to say that I was not thrilled at first. I was physically sick. I felt like I was going to puke because I didn't know how H & M  were going to take this news, they will be heartbroken. 

The next day I called H. She knew something was up, I don't call her often. I told her that I was pregnant, and she said Congratulations! She is happy for us!

Whew! Relief!

I kept asking if she was really ok, and she assured me that their family was fine. They are excited for us and looking forward to seeing my updates along the way.

Everything is going great :) I'm happy about our surprise!

WAIT! There is MORE! 

The next day after I called H to tell her my news, she gets a phone call. It's about a birth mom who is due in July and she wants to meet H & M that morning to see if she wants them to adopt her baby. (Remember they went down this road twice before)

H & M go meet with this mom and she wants them to adopt her baby boy! 

Can you believe it? 

I still can't! 

How amazing!! What perfect timing! 


H & M are preparing for the arrival of their son in July, and I'm getting adjusted to the idea of having 3 children :)

It's a win-win! 

God works in mysterious ways! I have just been reminded of that in these past 4 days! 

Please keep my IPs and their family in your thoughts and prayers that everything will go how it is planned this time. They deserve that baby and I'm so happy for them!! 

Thanks for following my journey, however it has been shorter than first thought ;) 


Saturday, January 28, 2012


It seems we may have to pause our plans for a short while. I don't want to go into too many details but H & M's rental home doesn't have a tenant any longer, so they are paying two mortgages at the moment without that extra help from a rental income. The responsible thing to do is to pause our plans so they can be 100% financially confident again to handle the expenses that come along with this pregnancy/surrogacy. They are crunching numbers and trying to figure it out, but this cycle will have to pass by as well. Hopefully soon we can get back on the babytrain.

I did get a positive OPK today at noon. Today is CD 17. I should ovulate tomorrow or Monday. I have been temping so I should see a spike in the next couple days. My cycles are doing good, aside from that long one last month.

So that's where we are at, I'll let you know when things get more exciting :)

Keep us in your thoughts and  prayers as always <3

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

October Baby?

HOORAH! AF showed up last week!

I'm currently on CD 6, AF left earlier today.

Plans about this cycle are still being discussed. I'll let you know when we decide anything for sure.

I *think* ovulation will occur between Jan 29th and Feb 4th, CD 18-24. That's a whole week to try inseminations, but we'll see what H & M will like to do.

I'm continuing to take Vitex and drink Fertilitea and Red Raspberry Leaf Tea, plus all the normal vitamins I take. We will be trying the instead cup whenever we do inseminate, I just have this feeling that it will work!

I am really hoping we can work this cycle out in our favor for a late October baby!

Keep us in your thoughts and send the babydust!

Sunday, January 8, 2012


Today is CD 33. I was expecting my period on the 4th or 5th of January. It's now the 8th of January. I'm currently 16 DPO, or so I believe, I don't really know what to think! I had a barely positive OPK on CD 16, I wasn't able to test CD 15 because I was at a birth. I believed my body ovulated on CD 17, my cervix told me so as well as my cervical mucus, the signs were there. So why is AF not here yet :(

I just want AF to start so we can figure out where to go next. I had 3 months of regularity in my cycles where I could predict within a 3-4 days span when I would ovulate, but now with this messed up cycle I won't know for sure next cycle.

If my ovulation was delayed I wish I just knew for sure so I could expect AF to arrive 12-14 days after that date. Maybe I had an anovulatory cycle and never actually ovulated, but had the signs.

I'm definitely temping next cycle so I know for sure what day ovulation occurs! I was going to this cycle but had forgotten at the beginning.

I DO NOT like not knowing what my body is doing in terms of fertility.....